Monday, January 2, 2012

step 2 - to educate

I get the sense that once people have finished their schooling, they think their education ends there. That idea seems pretty absurd to me, considering the fact that we live in a time when educating ourselves has become pretty effortless.  At the click of a button we can, if we so choose, soak up the latest research, book, recipe or even watch a "how to" video on YouTube.  And the best part is that we can do all of this while exposing ourselves to new music on Pandora or Spotify!  With so much to learn, how could life ever have a dull moment?  If we open up our minds we will see all that the Universe has in store for us; we will learn at least one new thing each day; and we will be able to break the cyclical habits that have lead us down paths of self-destruction.
So I challenge you to ask yourself one simple question: "Do you know where your information comes from?"  Or a slight variation: "Who controls the information you subscribe to?" Since I began asking myself these types of questions, I have made many positive changes in my lifestyle - mainly through self-education.  In the process I also had my dreamworld shattered by one of the biggest, and probably saddest, realizations:  we live in a Matrix controlled by large corporations who poison everything from the food supply to the products we use in our homes.
Each year thousands of man-made chemicals are introduced into our environment.  These chemicals are not typically tested for brain, immune or hormonal effects, and often not tested for cancer, neurodegenerative or autoimmune effects.  If these chemicals are so toxic, why would companies knowingly put them in our food or in the products we use on our skin?  And why would they develop such chemicals, which are not necessary, in the first place?  The bottom line is that we are not really human beings to any of these corporations at all; we are just profitable guinea pigs.  And the worst part is that we are paying these corporations to make us sick.  As a result, they not only profit from us buying their products, but from us paying for all the prescription drugs we now need because their toxic food/products have made us sick.  And I hope everyone realizes that these corporations own/and or have stocks in all of the major pharmaceutical companies, and that our government is an enabler in this twisted system.  How many times has the FDA approved something (to support the corporations), only to reverse its decision years later due to pressure from human rights/health organizations?  Any government agency that would rule "pizza is a vegetable" is clearly not making decisions based on what is best for our health.     

If you do not educate yourself you will most likely end up obese, have diabetes, acid reflux, high cholesterol, be on a least 5 prescription drugs and die of cancer (just to name a few).  If these prospects seem grim, then please wake up!  It is all a vicious cycle, but you do not have to be a part of it. It is never too late to stop and reevaluate your life.  And although we are creatures of habit, change is possible at any age.  Below I have posted some links to help you navigate your way out of the toxic matrix we live in.  Remember this:

“Choosing to live your life by your own choice is the greatest freedom you will ever have.”

~Dr. Shad Helmstetter

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